march against file image:A march on the abuse of women and to defend women's right to wear miniskirts
Kampala, UGANDA – A controversial bill is creating tensions in Uganda.
The new bill has been tabled before parliament to curb pornography in the country.
This bill includes the showing of any part of the body, naked, including thighs, breasts and buttocks.
The Anti-Pornography Bill is government&39;s latest attempt to create a moral Uganda.
Under this bill the mini-skirt, which has been around since the 1960&39;s, would be deemed illegal.
South Africa made headlines over a mini-skirt issue in 2008, when a young girl was assaulted at a taxi rank because she was wearing a mini-skirt.
In Swaziland, King Mswati III outlawed the mini-skirt and imposed prison sentences to anyone that offended the law.
Now in Uganda it may soon be a thing of the past, if Yoweri Museveni&39;s government has its way.
Simon Lokodo, Uganda&39;s ethics and integrity minister, wants mini-skirts banned.
He says they distract drivers and cause accidents.
Some Ugandans have expressed their concern over the censorship.
‘I believe that is a violation of human rights. Women are supposed to dress the they want as long as someone is feeling free and comfortable’, said one Ugandan.
The Ugandan government believes pornography is a serious social problem.